A variety of household products can do serious damage to your sewer pipes and to the sanitary sewer system as a whole. They also could result in fines to EID and costly upgrades and maintenance to the collections system and wastewater treatment plants. From pharmaceuticals and “disposable” diapers to kitty litter and fats, oils, and grease, it’s important to know what may be harming your pipes. Download this printable flyer as a reminder to Don't Trash Your Drain.
The chart below gives guidance on how to dispose of some common household items. And remember, don’t be fooled by the disappearance of items down the drain. They don’t ever just go away.
- Earth 911 is a great resource for finding information on recycling and product disposal. Included in their website is an advanced search option to locate where you can recycle certain hazardous products. Click here to go directly to the advance search recycling guide.
- El Dorado Disposal
- Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG)
- Disposing of Unused or Expired Medications